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Paul Simon – makes own selection hits on ‘Songwriter’

Paul Simon choose his own best of songs for his new album ” Songwriter.” He made a selection from unforgettable songs. Release planned on 13th October by Legacy Recordings.

A tracklist chosen by the composer, as the best of his decades-long creative output. Some of these are well-known hits and others more obscure works. They all bear the distinct lyrical, melodic and rhythmic signature of Paul Simon, one of the great composers of popular song in the last fifty years.

As Simon has said, “I think of myself as a songwriter first, the recording artist and performer in me follow in the writer’s footsteps.”

Simon brought his own unique perspective on the nuances of his catalog in the assemblage of Songwriter, a new anthology of his work handpicked. It presented Paul Simon an opportunity to reflect over the entirety of his career.

From his early work with Simon & Garfunkel, through to his ruminations on 2011’s So Beautiful or So What. And includes an emotionally resonant rendition of “The Sound of Silence,” from Simon’s 2011 concert at New York’s Webster Hall. The release of “Songwriter” signals a banner year for Simon, who turns 70 on October 13.

Tracklist

Disc 1
1. The Sound Of Silence (Live at Webster Hall 2011) – new unreleased
2. The Boxer – Paul Simon – Live Central Park
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin – studio version
4. Mother And Child Reunion
5. Tenderness
6. Peace Like A River
7. American Tune
8. Kodachrome
9. Something So Right
10. Late In The Evening
11. Train In The Distance
12. Hearts And Bones
13. Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
14.Still Crazy After All These Years
15. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
16. The Boy In The Bubble
17. Graceland

Disc 2
1. Obvious Child
2. Further To Fly
3. The Cool, Cool River
4. Spirit Voices
5. Born In Puerto Rico
6. Quality
7. Darling Lorraine
8. Look At That
9. Senorita With A Necklace Of Tears
10. That’s Me
11. Another Galaxy
12. Father And Daughter
13. Rewrite
14. Love And Hard Times
15. So Beautiful Or So What

Audio sample of ‘Kodachrome‘ on his website.

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